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Shopping for winter hiking boots can be confusing. Your feet need to be warm and protected from wet snowâ€”all-leather boots are perfect for thisâ€”but they should also be able to breathe while you hike, and leather boots are often far from breathable.
Before you get discouraged, learn more about the most important features and materials. When you know what to look for, your perfect pair of winter hiking boots will shine through the dizzying maze of options.
Not a lot of people know the difference between winter andÂ snow boots. If you purchase the wrong kind of shoes for your trip to the highlands, you could end up having a bad injury and difficulty hiking. It is important to take advantage of the many benefits that the right kind of boots for the colder seasons can offer you.
When you go hiking you need shoes that are fit for cold weather that will make sure your feet stayÂ warm and dryÂ all day. There is a huge difference between shoveling snow from your driveway and going up a mountain for a journey. The kinds of boots that you require for both of these occasions vary from one another greatly.
Ugg Australia boots (affectionately known to us as Uggs), the Australian shearling-lined footwear worn primarily by surfers to keep their feet warm after cold mornings in the water, became mainstream in the early aughts. Stars likeÂ Lindsay Lohan,Britney SpearsÂ andÂ Jessica SimpsonÂ were often spotted in sunny L.A. in the cozy shoes. Like Juicy tracksuits, they made up a uniform: plush sweats,Â Ugg bootsÂ and a Balenciaga bag was the look of choice for the “It” girls of that time.
By contrast, aÂ winter bootÂ is more of a â€śgeneral useâ€ť item. A winter boot will, like a snow boot, have good insulation built inside of it to keep the foot warm during cold weather. Additionally, most good winter boots will be waterproof or, at a minimum, water repellant. However, winter boots lack the ability to keep snow from tumbling inside the boot between the boot opening and lower leg. Thus, to wear a normal winter boot in deep snow, a seperate snow gator must be worn.
Additionally, winter boots â€“ even fully waterproof ones â€“ canâ€™t compare to the waterproofing ability of a good snow boot. Taking a waterproof winter boot into deep mud is a great recipe to have literally pounds of mud â€ścaked onâ€ť to the boot. And sooner or later the water in the mud will begin to find a way to seep through the outer shell â€“ and ending up on your foot eventually. Moreover, at the end of the day, removing all that mud from a normal winter boot is often less than easy.
A snow boot is a boot designed for use in the snow, as the name suggests. However, a snow boot is also designed to be used in wet conditions, too. And by wet, we arenâ€™t talking about a few puddles or an inch of snow. We are talking about deep, yucky mud. Or deep piles of slushy, wet, dirty snow. Or heaps of fresh, new powder that fell the night before and now beckon to be removed from your driveway.
The reason snow boots excel in these conditions is due to their design. A good pair of snow boots generally has a rubber bottom â€“ providing 100% waterproof protection. Additionally, the rubber bottom makes cleaning up the boot afterwards a breeze â€“ just wash them down. The upper part of a snow boot will be either made of leather or a mix of leather and nylon. The upper part of a snow boot will frequently extend well above the ankle. The reason for this is that snow boots generally have a built-in snow gator of some kind. The snow gator closes the space between your lower leg and the opening of the boot â€“ thus preventing snow from falling down inside the boot when you happen to be wandering through deep snow.
Thus, a snow boot is a specialist boot. It is designed to provide warmth and protection of the foot in really nasty weather. However, this does come at a price. Snow boots tend to be bulkier and heavier than a normal winter boot. Moreover, if the proper sock combination is not worn on a snow boot, the foot itself can become rather wet due to the inability of the foot perspiration to escape the lower rubber shell of the boot.
Snow boots are really meant for people who spend lots of time outdoors during the winter. People who work on road construction projects in the mud, sleet and snow will find snow boots an ideal boot. As will farmers and ranchers to have to trudge through a wide variety of conditions during the course of a year. Even people who live in and around the cities will find uses for snow boots, such as using them for hunting or camping trips during the spring and fall. Snow boots are also ideal for skiers, too.
â€˘Â What is the temperature outside?
Remember that you are buying for a temperature range which includes winter’s fickle highs and lows. Â The typical northern winter has temperatures between 0 and 30 degrees F.Â